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Eat Healthy and Enjoy It

Eat Healthy and Enjoy It

Instead of focusing on foods your kids can’t have, help your kids think about foods they can have, and make eating them fun! Eat the Rainbow Having a variety of colors on the plate helps ensure your kids are getting different varieties of vitamins, minerals and other…

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5 Ways for Learning Conflict Resolution

5 Ways for Learning Conflict Resolution

5 Tips for Learning Conflict Resolution Manage Emotions Kids (and adults!) have every right to feel strong emotions, but it’s important to have strategies for remaining calm, like taking a deep breath or stopping and counting to ten. Talk & Listen Work together to…

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5 Ways to Support Kids Self Expression

5 Ways to Support Kids Self Expression

Here are 5 ways you can encourage your child to express themselves. ART Encourage your kids to try different art forms and artistic mediums. STYLE Let your kids pick out their clothing; this will help them feel confident and unique. CHOICE Give your kids freedom by…

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Teaching Kids Self-Regulation

Teaching Kids Self-Regulation

Self-regulation is the ability to control behavioral and emotional responses. It’s having the skill to calm yourself down when you get upset, to adjust to a change, and to handle frustration without outbursts. And it’s a foundational developmental skill! …

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How to Model Mindfulness

How to Model Mindfulness

From our earliest moments and at each developmental stage, mindfulness can be a useful tool for decreasing anxiety and promoting happiness. It’s helpful for children, parents, caregivers–everyone! The most effective way to bring mindfulness to your children is to…

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4 Ways to Teach Children Empathy

4 Ways to Teach Children Empathy

Empathy is at the heart of good relationships of many kinds, and it begins with valuing other perspectives and other people. Parents can cultivate empathy in their children by showing their kids how to be empathetic and talking about why it’s important. Empathize with…

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7 Strategies for Teaching Kids About Emotions

7 Strategies for Teaching Kids About Emotions

Children have big emotions, but they often don’t have the words to talk about how they are feeling. You can help your children understand and express their emotions using the following strategies. Learn more about the basics of social and emotional…

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The Basics of Social and Emotional Development

The Basics of Social and Emotional Development

The Sense of Self & Relationships Domain of Development refers to the social and emotional development children go through, especially in their first five years of life, during which they begin to understand who they are, what they are feeling and what to expect when interacting with others. 
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First Feelings: Building A Healthy Foundation

First Feelings: Building A Healthy Foundation

The first step in helping your child learn to cope with their feelings is to embrace them – all of them. Sadness and joy, anger and love can co-exist and are all part of the collection of emotions children experience. When you help your children understand their…

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Supporting Your Child’s Communication Skills

Supporting Your Child’s Communication Skills

The capacity to communicate is the ability and desire to connect with others by exchanging ideas and feelings, both verbally and non-verbally. Most children learn to communicate to get a need met or to establish and maintain interaction with a loved adult. Babies…

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Help Your Kids Become Better Listeners

Help Your Kids Become Better Listeners

Being a good listener takes concentration and practice, and it’s an important skill to develop. A good listener is an active listener; active listening leads to better comprehension, communication, and problem-solving skills, and it encourages positive…

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